INOTIFY_RM_WATCHSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
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NAMEinotify_rm_watch - remove an existing watch from an inotify instance
DESCRIPTIONinotify_rm_watch() removes the watch associated with the watch descriptor wd from the inotify instance associated with the file descriptor fd.
Removing a watch causes an IN_IGNORED event to be generated for this watch descriptor. (See inotify(7).)
RETURN VALUEOn success, inotify_rm_watch() returns zero, or -1 if an error occurred (in which case, errno is set appropriately).
- fd is not a valid file descriptor.
- The watch descriptor wd is not valid; or fd is not an inotify file descriptor.
VERSIONSInotify was merged into the 2.6.13 Linux kernel.
CONFORMING TOThis system call is Linux-specific.
SEE ALSOinotify_add_watch(2), inotify_init(2), inotify(7)
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